Kvarøy has never been a big place, but Kvarøy has always been significant. In the early 1900’s the islands’ strategic location on the Norwegian coastal shipping lane, made it a center for maritime freight, trade and fisheries. All the way up to post war time, Kvarøy was marked on the map as a harbour to be reckoned with.
During this time the local man of the hour was Jens Johansen. Mr. Johansen was a philanthropist who created livelihood and value amid a time when the world was undergoing rapid development. He saw opportunities rather than obstacles and over time created his and Kvarøy's fortune.
The story of Kvarøy and Mr. Johansen inspires us. We see our purpose to be a continuation of the success built up by the outstanding human capital in the 1900's.
In respect and in salute of local history, the font of Mr. Johansen's logo from the 1900's has been the inspiration for our own.
It is a privilege for us to be able to say that Kvarøy remains significant despite its remote location and the small number of square kilometers.
What makes Kvarøy so attractive to us are the pristine waters, strong human capital and the community of thriving businesses.
This small but significant island is home to many successful businesses. Some of which include; a manufacturer of indoor stairs, one of Norway's most sustainable salmon producers and traditional fisheries of cod and crab. We can now proudly add a seaweed producer to that list.
With all of this combined, in an environment perfect for seaweed production, we are confident that also SJY can become significant.